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PBL 2018: Ahmedabad Smash Masters vs Mumbai Rockets, Live Match Updates

Ahmedabad Smash Masters def Mumbai Rockets 5-0
Updated: 09 January 2018 21:48 IST - Published: 09 January 2018 18:08 IST
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And with that, we wrap up our live coverage of Day 18 of the PBL 2018.

Thanks for staying with us. 

Do join us tomorrow as the PBL 2018 caravan moves to Hyderabad.

Till then, keep following Sportskeeda for all the latest updates from the world of sports.

Goodnight!
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And with that dominant display, the Ahmedabad Smash Masters become the first team to qualify for the semi-finals!
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What a thumping performance that was by the Ahmedabad Smash Masters!

They demolished the Mumbai Rockets 5-0
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Ahmedabad couldn't do much after that as Tan & Lee finish in style!

15-10, 15-9
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But Nandagopal is showing some fire here. Some fantastic exchanges at the net and the two pairs are tied at 9-9
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Lee Yong Dae is looking very much determined to gift his team their first win of the nigh.

7-5
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It's 2-2 in Game 2
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Mumbai stave off the late surge from Ahmedabad and take the opening game

15-10
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It's a slender one-point advantage for the Mumbai pair now.

11-10
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It's 7-5 to the Mumbai Rockets.

Can they get their first win of the night?
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It's 3-3 in men's doubles currently
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But Sourabh staves off the challenges and bags the game 15-11

The win goes to Sourabh Verma and the Ahmedabad Smash Masters
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Sameer is now trying to disrupt Sourabh's rhythm with a few dropshots.

10-13
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Some spring in Sameer's steps now, but he has let his elder brother build a big lead already.

5-10
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And Sourabh has settled in this game and looks more confident of the two again

7-4
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Sameer once again has a slender lead of one point.

3-2
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Pressure is now on Sameer to make amends in Game 2.
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Wow!

What a determined comeback that was from the elder brother!
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In a spectacular turn of events, Sourabh levelled the score at 14-14 and then held his nerves to bag the opener.


15-14 to Ahmedabad
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Sameer reached game point after a FABULOUS 50-shot rally that had both the dugouts on their feet!
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Sourabh is a bit erratic, which is why he is squandering whatever little chance he is getting.

Trails 11-13
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The younger brother looks the more confident of the two right now.

Sameer up 8-5 going into the interval
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It's 4-4 to start off things with!
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It's now a big clash between brothers! Sourabh faces Sameer and both are the Trump players for their respective teams!
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And TAI HAS DONE IT!

Three wins on the trot for Ahmedabad tonight!

They lead 3-0
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Tai still has the lead but this is just fantastic showing from the Mumbai player.


13-11
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It's a different Tai Tzu Ying after the break!

She has marched her way to 11-6
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Tai made a roaring comeback as expected but Zhang is still giving a good account of herself here.


6-6
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And 4-0

This is incredible!
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Some excellent net play from Zhang in Game 2.

3-0
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15-9 goes the first game to Tai.

How does she make it look so easy and effortless time and again?
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It's 11-8 to the World No. 1 as she looks to break away 
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Zhang made a pretty decent comeback after that early onslaught from Tai.

Trails 6-8
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And Tai is already giving a masterclass of her incredible deception!

6-2
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It's 2-2 in the initial stages
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It's now time for Tai Tzu Ying magic! The World No. 1 will surely be eager to get back to winning ways after losing her last match to PV Sindhu!
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Prannoy DOES IT!

And throws his racquet to the screaming fans!
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With a 330 kmph smash winner to Son's forehand, Prannoy reaches match points!

14-12
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Big, Big Scream from Prannoy as he finds 3 BIG smashes to level matters!

11-11
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It's a sudden lapse in focus from Prannoy!

Son races ahead to 11-8
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Son Wan Ho is moving way better now and takes an 8-6 lead at the mid-game interval.
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It's currently all level.

6-6
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It's a 3-2 lead for the Indian national champion currently
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HS Prannoy showed excellent composure and great footwork to bag the opening game.

15-12
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It's still a very close call. Hard to separate the two shuttlers at the moment.


11-11
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Prannoy is showing great hands at the net to get the better of Son.

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